Royals Minor League report: May 31
Omaha Storm Chasers (25-26)
Omaha 2, Albuquerque 1
WP: Michael Mariot (1-1)
Omaha scored two in the ninth to overtake the Isotopes. Cheslor Cuthbert's single plated Paulo Orlando for the tying run, with Erik Kratz delivering a go-ahead sacrifice fly, scoring Jose Martinez. Orlando finished the night 3-for-4 in his first game since being optioned from Kansas City on Saturday. Aaron Brooks fanned nine without issuing a walk over 7.0 innings, limiting Albuquerque to a run on six hits. Michael Mariot pitched the final 2.0 innings, earning the win.
NW Arkansas Naturals (31-17)
NW Arkansas 3, San Antonio 1
WP: Jonathan Dziedzic (2-3 with NW Arkansas, 2-4 overall)
SV: Aroni Nina (1)
Northwest Arkansas won the finale vs. San Antonio. Jonathan Dziedzic posted 7.0 strong innings, holding the Missions to a run, five hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Aroni Nina pitched the ninth for his first Double-A save. Raul Mondesi delivered the big hit, a two-run double with two outs in the third. Terrance Gore was 2-for-3, boosting his average to .296. He scored a run and notched his league-leading 20th stolen base.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (27-23)
Carolina 3, Wilmington 1 (Game One - Seven Innings)
LP: Cody Reed (4-3)
Carolina 7, Wilmington 0 (Game Two - Seven Innings)
LP: Ashton Goudeau (1-1 with Wilmington, 2-1 overall)
The Blue Rocks were swept in a pair of seven-inning games. Cody Reed went the distance in game one, allowing three runs (one earned), five hits and two walks with three strikeouts over 6.0 innings. He has a 1.45 ERA on the year (8 ER in 49.2 IP), holding opponents to a .211 average. Dex Kjerstad went 3-for-3 with a double. Frank Schwindel doubled home Ramon Torres in the sixth. Game two was scoreless until Carolina scored five in the fifth. Ashton Goudeau held the Mudcats to a run, four hits and no walks with four strikeouts over 4.0 innings plus a batter. The run was Goudeau's first in 10.0 innings since joining Wilmington.
Lexington Legends (21-29)
Greenville 15, Lexington 0
LP: Nik Stephenson (1-4)
Lexington lost a lopsided finale, finishing 1-3 vs. Greenville. The Drive hit four home runs, including two off of starter Nik Stephenson. The righty allowed nine runs after entering with a 2.70 ERA and no more than two earned runs in any of his first nine outings. Elier Hernandez led Lexington with two hits, boosting his average to .282.